The Postal Service is famous for their creed of “neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the postmen from their appointed rounds.” It may not be as well known, but senior living often needs to operate under the same circumstances – including earlier this month, during the freezing weather experienced throughout the region.
While some other businesses and schools were shutting down in the face of the storm, the teams at the different levels of care at Menger Springs continued to come to work to care for our residents and support their teammates. Team members braved challenging road conditions and freezing weather to ensure that our residents and patients were properly cared for. We had team members provide rides to their colleagues to and from our campus. We had other team members occupy vacant rooms all around the campus to make sure that they would be there to help during their shift. Many of these people prioritized being present to provide care over being home with their families during the freeze. It was an inspiring display of dedication and caring – A true testament to our Core Anchors and Mission.
I’ve had the opportunity to see this sort of selfless action on many occasions. During the winter freeze of 2021, I witnessed a similar response from the team at the Meadows campus. Without power and water for multiple days, that team rallied to provide warmth, healthcare, and three meals per day to the residents and patients that we were privileged to serve. Across the three Morningside campuses and throughout our 61-year history, Morningside has been blessed with wonderful people who have proven their dedication through challenging times and good times. Through the winter storms this month, our teams again rose to the challenge – and I’m immensely thankful for the “appointed rounds” they completed to “care for those who cared for us.”
Brooks Powell, Executive Director at Morningside at Menger Springs